The precise requirements for degree plans are listed in the Arts and Science Calendar. In case of discrepancies, the calendar should be considered as the official definition of the Computing degree plans.
In general, a degree plan in the Faculty of Arts and Science consists of required (or core) courses, options, and electives. Electives can be any course in the Arts and Science Calendar. Special permission is needed for an Arts and Science student to take courses from other faculties (Applied Science, Business, etc) as electives, unless those courses are already listed in the Arts and Science Calendar. A student in fourth year with a first class average may apply to take a CISC graduate course in place of a 400 level CISC course. The student must obtain approval from the department and from the course instructor. If the student later enters a graduate CISC program at Queen's, this course can not count toward the graduate degree.
Computing and the Creative Arts is a 114-unit plan. Full
year courses (indicated by /6.0) count as 6.0 units and half-year
courses count as 3.0 units. See the
Faculty of Arts and Science calendar
for complete details.
All Computing concentrations start with CISC-121. Students without any programming experience should take either CISC-101 (Elements of Computing Science) or CISC-110 (Elementary Computer Animation) as an elective before CISC-121. With the exception of CISC-498/6.0, all CISC-courses are 3-unit courses.
Here are some suggestions for options or electives: